Senator Blumenthal and Senator Joni Ernst from Iowa, have introduced legislation to re-issue the “Gold Star” stamp to honor families who have lost a child or family member in service to the nation. Continue Reading →
For Joe Kaliko, recent talk of Gold Star Families rekindled a memory of a childhood stamp collection.
“When I was a young teen of about 14, I collected postage stamps. One of the ones I came across was the Gold Star Mothers stamp – I hadn’t thought of it in a half century.” – Joe Kaliko Continue Reading →
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In 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed into law legislation establishing the first Gold Star Mothers stamp.
The original Gold Star Mothers stamp became available on September 21, 1948.
The first sheet of stamps were presented to Mrs. Thomas F. Sullivan of Waterloo, Iowa, who lost five sons when an enemy torpedo sank the cruiser Juneau on November 13, 1942. Continue Reading →